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In 2016, singer-songwriter’s Jalen N’Gonda’s first double A-side “greeted the Internet like a massive hug” (NME). Growing up immersed in his father’s crates of jazz, hip-hop, soul, and classical records and influenced by the likes of Jackie Wilson and The Kinks, N’Gonda displays a vocal range that can soar like Prince in falsetto or deepen into a classic Stax-era blues growl, following the ebb and flow of his hook-filled songs. Having honed his craft in Liverpool and gigged across the U.K. and Europe, N’Gonda is now headlining shows in London, releasing a debut EP, and supporting touring acts, including Laura Mvula, Martha Reeves, and Lauryn Hill.
“Entirely accessible and widely appealing.”– NME